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One eye on polls, Mamata focuses on welfare schemes, rural thrust in budget

Two million new pucca houses for SC/ST over five years, sops for farmers with an increase in financial aid from Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 and minimum aid from Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000

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Mamata Banerjee | welfare schemes | West Bengal Assembly polls

Ishita Ayan Dutt  |  Kolkata 



West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaks during a meeting, in Kolkata.
Banerjee, who would be seeking a third term, said that unprecedented development had been observed in all spheres of the state in 2020 compared to 2011.

With an eye on the upcoming assembly polls, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, presented a budget on Friday heavily focused on and .

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First Published: Fri, February 05 2021. 20:57 IST

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